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U.S. News & World Report Names Altru Hospital Number One Hospital in North Dakota and Best in Red River Valley

Posted OnAugust 22, 2019

Altru Hospital has been recognized as the number one hospital in North Dakota and best hospital in the Red River Valley by U.S. News & World Report for the 2019-20 rankings. U.S. News Best Hospitals analysis reviews nearly 5000 hospitals’ performance in adult and pediatric clinical specialties, procedures, and conditions. Scores are based on several factors, including patient outcomes, patient safety, patient experience, nurse staffing, and more, and are ranked regionally within states.

Altru Hospital also was awarded high-performing rankings in the adult specialty of pulmonology and lung surgery and high-performing rankings in the procedures and conditions area to include abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, and knee replacement.

“Altru continually strives to improve care and deliver high quality and safe care in our region,” said Steven Weiser, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Altru. “This honor from U.S. News & World Report demonstrates our commitment to our patients and community while highlighting the dedication of our comprehensive team of healthcare professionals and the exceptional workforce supporting the delivery of excellent care.”

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About Altru Health System

Based in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Altru Health System is a regional, integrated healthcare delivery system serving northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Altru is a physician-led, multi-specialty group practice with an acute care hospital, Level II trauma center, specialty hospital, more than two dozen Grand Forks and regional practice locations, and a large home care network. Altru employs over 300 physicians and advanced practice providers and 3,800 staff. With a focus on advanced technology, Altru deployed the first Mako® Robotic Arm system in North Dakota and enhanced Altru’s Robotics with the recent addition of the DaVinci Xi Robotic Surgical System. In 2018, Altru was awarded fourth Most Wired® in the nation, a recognition for systems at the forefront of using healthcare information technology to improve the delivery of care. Altru Health System has received accreditation from the Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation, and has achieved 50 years of CARF accreditation at Altru’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital. Altru Health System was the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, extending Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise to the patients we serve. For more information, visit